Ashley Mercuri

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World Cup stadium might not be ready

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke is giving Brazilian organizers only a few more weeks to show that the stadium in Curitiba will be ready in time …

Man City reaches League Cup final with win over West Ham

Manchester City showed no mercy on beleaguered West Ham by romping to a 3-0 victory in the second leg of their League Cup semifinal on Tuesday, …

Neymar transfer investigation goes to court

BARCELONA (Reuters) - The transfer of Neymar to Barcelona is to be investigated by a Spanish court over claims of misappropriation of funds and club president Sandro Rosell may be called to give evidence.<p>Brazilian soccer player Neymar (R) shakes hands with Barcelona's president Sandor Rosell after …

World Cup not exempt from match-fixing attempts

ZURICH (Reuters) - The World Cup finals are not exempt from attempts to rig games and FIFA is leaving nothing to chance, the head of security at soccer’s governing body told Reuters in an interview.<p>Ralf Mutschke said FIFA could even postpone a match if there were indications it had been targeted …

Match Fixing

Udinese ousts AC Milan, on to Italian Cup semis

Udinese beat AC Milan 2-1 at San Siro to reach the Italian Cup semifinals on Wednesday, as Clarence Seedorf endured his first defeat as manager.<p>It is …

Sunderland reaches League Cup final with dramatic win

Manchester United's wretched campaign reached a new low on Wednesday after a penalty shootout defeat to Sunderland in a dramatic League Cup semifinal …

Lionel Messi lifts Barcelona in Copa del Rey quarters

Lionel Messi marked his 400th game for Barcelona with a master class of passing by setting up four goals to give Cristian Tello a hat trick in a 4-1 …

Delayed World Cup stadium will be ready: Brazil's Rousseff

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff gave assurances on Wednesday that the Curitiba stadium, the most delayed of the venues for the World Cup, will be ready on time for the soccer tournament that kicks off June 12.<p>Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (C) kicks the ball while …

Brazil

Ailing Alex Morgan to miss camp

CHICAGO -- Alex Morgan will miss the U.S. women's soccer team's training camp that starts Wednesday in Carson, Calif., because of a left ankle injury.<p>…

USA-1 women fall just shy in WCup

WINTERBERG, Germany -- Germany's Sandra Kiriasis drove to a World Cup bobsled win on her home track on Sunday, edging Elana Meyers of the United …

U.S. soccer to play Russia

CHICAGO -- The U.S. women's soccer team will play an exhibition against Russia on Feb. 8 in Boca Raton, Fla.<p>The game, announced Monday, will be the …

Expansion Dash get defensive

The National Women's Soccer League's newest team now has enough players to play a game, at least in theory. Friday's expansion draft allowed the Dash …

Who scored in NWSL draft?

The National Women's Soccer League moved one step closer to the start of its second season with Friday's college draft. Highlighted by the core of …

Rob Ford saga biggest Canadian story in U.S. this century

The Rob Ford saga has received more intensive media coverage in the United States than any other Canadian news story since the turn of the century, newly released media-monitoring figures suggest.<p>If the Toronto mayor were an advertiser trying to buy up all the global media space he occupied over …

How generous was Paul Walker? Read about the actor's gift to one lucky couple

While Hollywood and the world reels over the shocking death of Paul Walker, the truth about the <i>Fast and Furious</i> star is now coming out: Behind those blue eyes and handsome face was a genuinely kind and generous person.<p>Gawker reports on a previously unknown incident that appears to be typical of …

Critics of Porter’s plan for jets at Toronto island airport are way off course

Forces are lining up against the bid by Porter Airlines to get permission to fly jets out of the Toronto island airport. That is a shame, because many of the objections to allowing jets are weak or capable of being resolved with a little effort.<p>When Porter first made its proposal, the biggest …

The Globe and Mail on Twitter: "Our fave photos today include the king penguins at Zurich's zoo. More photos: http://t.co/tKVAOcdHdY http://t.co/Xg0jSBeKQv"

‘This is getting ridiculous, where’s security?’ Ford bumps into cameraman as chaos ensues at city hall … again http://natpo.st/1f0m9oQ

5 minutes until our LIVE VIDEO STREAM of the FIFA World Cup Draw. Watch on desktop: http://cbc.sh/g2XWifH Watch on mobile: http://cbcnews_ios-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/204198/event/directory/master.m3u8 Any particular matches you are hoping for?

World Cup Draw: Brazil, Argentina have smoothest paths toward final

The mascots have been unveiled, embarrassing as always. The ball has been unveiled – sure to be blamed by somebody for a goalkeeper's mistake. And the hard reality has now been unveiled, at last.<p>It is set in stone, the schedule for the summer's soccer World Cup in Brazil. And the upshot is this: …

Komak, the new Canadian Olympic team mascot, was introduced Friday in Hamilton, Ont. at St. Lawrence Catholic Elementary School: http://cbc.sh/kAXmGzF Komak made his debut before a gym full of school kids screaming "Go Canada Go!" What do you think of the new mascot?

Grammy nominations include 4 for Toronto rapper Drake

Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-centre rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were …

TB vaccine 'could help prevent MS'

<b>An anti-tuberculosis vaccine could prevent multiple sclerosis, early research suggests.</b><p>A small-scale study by researchers at the Sapienza University of Rome has raised hopes that the disease can be warded off when early symptoms appear.<p>More research is needed before the BCG vaccine can be trialled …

Feeling Social: World Cup Draw